A brief introduction to soil biology

One week has, rather predictably, not been enough to do justice to the subject of soils. Nonetheless, I hope I have been able to trigger an interest among some of you and have inspired you to find out more. I will certainly return to the subject in the (near) future but this post is the … Continue reading A brief introduction to soil biology

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Climate Change and Global Change

I am writing this post in response to a couple of articles I have been reading this evening; articles that I came across through links on twitter. The first is from the Guardian and is regarding Nigel Lawson's climate change sceptic (or as I prefer to see them, denier) group the 'Global Warming Policy Foundation' (GWPF). … Continue reading Climate Change and Global Change

What is animal studies?

Last week I was lucky enough to be able to attend a BIRTHA funded symposium at the University of Bristol Department of Historical Studies on the subject of 'Animals and Empire' - involving a cross disciplinary approach to research in the form of animal studies. The day included papers on subjects as diverse as 'Mules … Continue reading What is animal studies?